FCA India upgrades Jeep Compass range to BS VI

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 03 Feb 2020

FCA India has confirmed that it has upgraded its Jeep Compass range with Bharat Stage VI (BS VI) petrol and diesel engines. Local production of the BS VI range has already begun in its Ranjangaon manufacturing facility.

Dr. Partha Datta, president and managing director, FCA India said, “We were the first OEM to roll out a BS VI powertrain in the premium compact SUV category in June 2019 and now, in eight months, our entire Jeep Compass range is BS VI compliant. There is a marginal price revision across the range owing to significant technological upgrades in both our petrol and diesel engines. However, we have loaded our trims with additional equipment, which offers abundant value to the customer.”

The Jeep Compass BSVI price increase will range from Rs 25,000 to Rs 110,000, from the base Sport to the top-end Limited Plus and will be available with upgraded petrol and diesel engine options in choices of automatic as well as manual transmission. Despite this technological upgrade, the Compass will continue to deliver in performance. There will be no change in specifications or configurations of both the engines. 

FCA India says the BS VI 2.0-litre Multijet II turbo-diesel engine, which uses urea tech, is capable of being run on BS IV diesel until BS VI quality is freely available in India. Urea, which can be used only in diesel powertrains, can be filled/replenished via a separate nozzle provided next to the diesel filler nozzle, in the fuel filling section in the vehicle.